Phillips Lytle LLP Special Counsel and Telecommunications Practice Team Leader David E. Bronston spoke at the Wireless Infrastructure Association Capital & Finance Summit on Wednesday, April 21. Mr. Bronston participated in a discussion titled, “Financing Options for Enterprises Deploying In-Building Wireless Solutions.”
Mr. Bronston’s presentation focused on how the pandemic accelerated a change in thinking by enterprises about their IT infrastructure and digital transformation, and the role wireless will play in that transformation. It is not sustainable for Mobile Network Owners (MNOs) to invest in bringing the outdoor signal inside buildings. Rather, it is incumbent on property operators to fund and implement their own plans. There are many capital sources available for companies that now have to pay for and acquire their in-building wireless solutions, and different ways to finance and make acquisition easier.